Top 10 Drugstore Foundations


Some of my most popular videos are foundation reviews so I’ve been planning to do one big ‘best of’ post for a while. It’s tough to find a good foundation regardless of cost, paying top dollar doesn’t guarantee it will be perfect and I think there are some great bases to be found on the highstreet. Prices range from £3.49 to £12.49 and although I obviously look for products that suit my oily/combination skin I think there is something for everyone here!

Lower Price Point:

Miss Sporty So Matte Perfect Stay – £3.49 (can’t find a link online)

Seventeen On The Spot – £6.99 – link

MUA Undress Your Skin – £5.00 – link

e.l.f Flawless Finish Foundation – £6.75 – link

Higher Price Point:

Revlon Colorstay – £12.49 – link

Revlon Nearly Naked – £8.99 – link

Bourjois Healthy Mix – £9.99 – link

L’Oreal Lumi Magique – £10.99 – link

“BB” Creams:

Garnier BB Cream Original – £9.99 – link

Garnier BB Cream Oil Free – £7.49 – link

Click on the foundation name for in depth reviews of each or watch the below video for a roundup of them all!

Miss BB



  1. Kelly Gardner
    29 April, 2013 / 11:01 am

    Ooh, excited to watch this but it says the video is private 🙁 Also interested to know why you chose the original Healthy Mix as opposed to the Healthy Mix serum? Cant wait to watch it, I respect your opinion 🙂

    • missbudgetbeauty
      29 April, 2013 / 11:21 am

      sorry, it wasn’t supposed to go up until this evening.. I’ve published everything now x

      • Kelly Gardner
        29 April, 2013 / 11:25 am

        AH, watching it now and all questions answered 🙂 Cant wait to try the MUA one! Thanks for a great video!

        • missbudgetbeauty
          29 April, 2013 / 11:30 am

          yay! lol

  2. Katie
    29 April, 2013 / 12:05 pm

    I would really recommend No7 Beautifully Matte foundation. I’m nearly at the end of the bottle now and I really love. Normally have issues with foundations breaking me out but this has salicylic acid in it and has really helped! It’s not at all cakey and goes on like a dream! 🙂 x

  3. 29 April, 2013 / 12:38 pm

    Fab review 🙂 always great to get first hand reviews on products! I just wanted to add how important it is for anyone with problematic or acne prone skin to use mineral make up foundations and powders as it gives just as good coverage but with all natural products that’s allow their skin to breath.

  4. 29 April, 2013 / 8:59 pm

    I love the Revlon Nearly Naked! It give such a nice finish and works well with my combination-oily skin.

    Lucy x

  5. 30 April, 2013 / 7:04 pm

    Can’t wait for the SEVENTEEN on the spot foundation to be stocked, love Revlon Colorstay too its my no1 choice when i want something with decent coverage 🙂

  6. Emma Greenacre
    23 May, 2013 / 8:16 pm

    Collection 2000 foundation is amazing and it’s just so good

  7. Megan
    24 July, 2013 / 7:41 pm

    I am going to Boots and Superdrug later this week i am going spend about 10 to 15 pound on foundation , i want to buy at least two foundations to see which one i prefer , i have normal/combination skin , what do you think i should get?x
    Thank you in advance..

    • missbudgetbeauty
      30 July, 2013 / 5:33 pm

      sorry for the late response, I would recommend Bourjois Healthy Mix and Revlon Colorstay, two totally different foundations but both brilliant

  8. 7 August, 2013 / 3:32 am

    I love Revlon Colorstay & Garnier Oil-free BB cream. They have great coverage and tend to last throughout the day. Great post!
    x Court

  9. 16 August, 2013 / 8:54 am

    Heyaaaa, does the on the spot foundation have a pot of concealer on the end or is that a different foundation i am thinking of trying because i am getting into that teenage skin now 🙂 thank you xx

    • missbudgetbeauty
      16 August, 2013 / 11:23 pm

      no that must be something else x

  10. 19 August, 2014 / 9:02 am

    although its one of the more expensive ones, i really love revlon colorstay. mine lasted me ages as i found i didnt need that much to get a good coverage 🙂

  11. 1 February, 2015 / 12:05 am

    Nice review,I always read your reviews. I have nearly all of the foundations mentioned and I am still on a quest to find a foundation that doesn’t cling to flakes-I don’t have super dry skin but do have some very stubborn flakes.

  12. maggie
    12 May, 2015 / 7:21 pm

    Hi I have very oily skin that’s prone to breakouts also have un even skin tone places look quiet red at times and I have some large pores round my nose, can you suggest a good foundation and powder please.

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